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- 2020 Virtual Gala Awards -

   
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HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR MELCHER AWARD

Brook & Julie Brookshire

  This is the most prestigious award that CAP presents. It is named in honor of Lucile B. Melcher (Mrs. LeRoy), who was the inspiration for the award and its first recipient in 1987. Lucile was an ardent CAP advocate and supporter for many years. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of loyal friends of CAP who are extraordinarily dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in our community - making a real difference in the lives of so many.  Click here to make a donation in honor of Brook & Julie.
   
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CAP CHERISHED COMPANION AWARD

Frances Moody & Tony Buzbee

  This award was created to recognize loyal friends of CAP, who have exemplified the CAP “spirit” in helping and supporting the shelter in outstanding and benevolent ways. Their exceptional work and achievements have made a profound difference in the lives of the pets and people they have served.  Click here to make a donation in honor of Frances & Tony.
   
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HALL OF FAME AWARD

Pamela Wright

  This award honors prominent people in our community who, over many years, have given significant and generous contributions of time and resources to support CAP’s Celebrity Paws Gala. Inductees are chosen annually by the gala committee members.  Click here to make a donation in Pamela's honor.
   
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HEART OF GOLD AWARD

Rob Eppolitto

  The metaphor, “Heart of Gold”, is used to emphasize how kind, loving and generous a person is to other people and animals – as if he/she were full of lovely things, like gold! This award recognizes exceptional people who have made significant contributions to the CAP organization and its mission. Click here to make a donation in Rob's honor.
   
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SHARE THE LOVE AWARD

Duke & C.C. Ensell

  The creation of this award was inspired by the generosity and commitment to CAP of Gloria and Frank Meszaros, owners of West Houston Subaru. Gloria and Frank were the first recipients of the award in 2016. Now, each year, CAP is pleased that they are the presenters of the award at the Celebrity Paws Gala. Sharing love with pets and people is vital to building a compassionate community. It is the greatest gift of all!  Click here to make a donation in honor of Duke & CC.